A Dutch Treat

A friend in her late eighties was visiting last week from The Netherlands.

A cute Dutch tin.
A cute Dutch tin.

She brought me a very cute blue and white painted cookie tin.

This cookie is about 4 inches in diameter.
This cookie is about 4 inches in diameter.

Inside was a new-to-me sweet treat called stroopwafel.

The stroopwafel are very delicate.
The stroopwafels are very delicate.

A stroopwafel is a waffle made from two thin layers of baked dough with a caramel-like syrup filling in the middle.

The top of the tin is painted like a Delft tile.
The top of the tin is painted like a Delft tile.

Very delicious and addictive.

Do you have a favorite treat?

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Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

9 thoughts on “A Dutch Treat”

  1. OMG when i was in amsterdam with my brother the hotel we stayed at left individually wrapped stroop waffels on our pillows each evening – decadent! i also heard they sell them at some street corners – hot and freshly made *drool*. if you haven’t eaten them all yet, it’s nice to lay them on top of a hot mug of coffee or tea – the honey syrup on the middle gets all gooey.

    1. The lady that gave them to me told me to heat them up in the oven for a short while so they get soft. They didn’t last that long. Jo

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